Violin maker

The Workshop

The Geneva International String Academy invites again for its 2023 edition the wonderful luthier Sandrine Osman to assist all the musicians in bringing the best sound out of their instruments and do any small reparations that could be needed during the academy.

Students will be able to have free of charge services such as gluing, cleaning, sound adjustment, bridge check and will receive any advices needed ...They will also have the possibility to buy strings and other small accessories.

Sandrine Osman works at Pierre Barthel’s workshop in Paris.


Sandrine Osman

Born in Paris in 1982, Sandrine Osman has been working at Pierre Barthel's workshop as a violin maker and restorer for the past 15 years.

Graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making (England) in 2006 after a 4 years course, she travels to New York to work under the guidance of Brice Dupin de Saint-Cyr then to Tel Aviv with Amnon Weinstein.

In 2007, she comes back to France and joins Pierre Barthel's workshop in Paris, settled in the famous Rue de Rome.

Her experience and complete training alongside Pierre Barthel and some of the greatest restorers met over the years, such as Iris Carr (England), Jean-Jacques Fasnacht (Switzerland) and Anna Ediger (Austria), allows her to work on very fine instruments.

Moreover, her will to establish a trustfull relationship with musicians made her understood their needs and search in term of sound, comfort, and playability.

Helping musicians is for her the greatest achievement and joy of her work.

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Sandrine Osman at the Geneva International String Academy

Sandrine Osman during the 2022 Academy


Sandrine Osman during the 2021 Academy

Concert 2021 at the E. Fitzgerald theatre

The right place to be
2 - 9 July 2022 !

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